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Grow With Google: Manage Your Business Remotely in Times of Uncertainty

Discover tools, tips, and resources to help you manage your business remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn how to update critical business information online to keep customers informed, host virtual meetings and events, and access documents from anywhere in this #SmallBizLivestream.

How to Claim your Google Business

When people search for your company in Google (and they do) a Google listing will come up on the right-hand side of the page—but only if you’ve claimed it. Claim your business on Google then update your hours and photos. How do you claim a business on Google? Well, it's quick and free. Let's get started. To find the business profile you want to request ownership of, use either of these two methods:

  1. Go to business.google.com/add. Enter the name and address of your business, then choose it from the search results.
  2. Find your business on Google Search or Google Maps. Under the Business Profile, click claim this business.

Click here for more instruction to claim your business on Google.


How to Sell Online for Small Businesses: May 5, 2020

Has COVID-19 made you think you need to be selling online? Is an online store something you always wanted to do but never took the time to really launch? Explore the options available for small businesses looking to take the leap to an online presence. Click here to download the presentation.


Marketing for Small Business during the COVID 19 Pandemic: April 29, 2020

Webinar Description: Even though it’s not “business as usual” and many small businesses are currently closed; businesses can still have positive connections with their customers and ensure they remain their customers on the other side of this pandemic. The more customer engagement businesses have now, the better off their business will be post recovery. How can businesses communicate with their customers right now? What should they say? How can this be done in a positive way?

Presenter: Robin Bostrom, Business Specialist, Main Street Iowa

Content: Robin Bostrom covers how to service existing customers, examples of positive outreach, individual business examples, community/shop local examples, templates/national support and how businesses can plan for the future. We encourage you to forward this invitation to the all of the businesses in your community. The presentation and handout are available for download here.

Social Media for Small Businesses
This webinar was presented on April 14, 2020.

Creating an Online Store
Ben Muldrow talks with Rachel and Sonya from WIlderlove about their hard decision to close their store during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they launched online.

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